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Hornets Hype | D-D-D-D-Denver D-D-D-D-fense D-D-D-Dooms D-Dreary Hornets

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Did I get enough "Ds" in the headline?  In case anyone in the Hornets organization happens to stumble across this article, I am dropping a hint that defense wins games.

Contrary to popular myth, although the Nuggets bench is far superior to the Hornets, the game was not lost by the bench.  The benches for both teams played fairly evenly in offense an defense.

A Hornets bench that usually makes all sorts of mistakes, had zero, count them, zero turnovers.  The starters, on the other hand, had 15.  Attribute some of that to great defense by the Nuggets, other to flat-out sloppy play by a tired group of players.

That fact that the bench did so well is especially amazing considering that Ge...

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